Power BI is majorly a business tool that is used for business analytics purposes. It is a collection of different software services, apps, and connectors that process raw data from a data source into meaningful content and utilize it to make reports and informative graphics for meeting the needs of business analysis.
Power BI can work with both simple and complicated data like Microsoft excel and cloud-based on-premises hybrid data warehouses. Power BI can connect with data sources and visualize the reports. It is easy to share and publish data with anyone and anywhere using Power BI. It can be used in different environments like personal reports, group projects, or the entire organization. Important information visualizes by the user through charts, graphs, maps, and live data dashboards for easy understanding of data just by looking at them. This graphical representation of data and reports is known as data visualization.
Power BI is a user-friendly tool that provides a self-service feature for every user. Microsoft provides three types of Power BI elements i.e.
- Power BI Desktop application
- Power BI service
- Power BI Mobile apps (for IOS and Android users)
These three basic platforms are designed to create, share, and consume business insights. The use of Power BI is different for every user according to their role in a project or on a team. It can be used in two different ways, one is you can use it for creating reports and the other is using this report to make business decisions. Power BI can connect to a bunch of different data sources such as Microsoft Excel, SQL, relational databases cloud sources, and services like salesforce or even a webpage. Power BI also uses modern technologies like HTML, cloud computing, column store databases, and mobile apps. All these latest technologies make Power BI a more unique and popular tool in today’s time. Regular user of Excel finds it very easy to handle and operate the Power BI tool. Also, a growing number of organizations are using Power BI as their Business analytics solutions.